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Hedging Your Bets - Making a Case for Crop Insurance
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GreenStone offers a wide variety of products and services to assist farmers with running a successful operation, and is also available to provide advice and recommendations gained from years of experience in agriculture.



Hedging Your Bets: Making a Case for Crop Insurance


GreenStone has built a reputation as a customer-focused lender specializing in financing agricultural operations. But the organization offers more than financing, including serving as a one-stop-shop for more than 23,000 customers who are not only looking for a lender, but a resource to aid in their risk management needs.

GreenStone offers a wide variety of products and services to assist farmers with running a successful operation, and is also available to provide advice and recommendations gained from years of experience in agriculture.

One such tool offered by GreenStone is a variety of crop insurance products to help mitigate risk. As many producers experienced first-hand in 2012, crop insurance can be the difference that helps an operation weather unexpected circumstances beyond control.

While 2012 provided many challenges for producers to overcome, crop insurance helped many offset losses due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control. In fact, GreenStone has paid more than $27 million in indemnity claims to customers throughout its territory in Michigan and northeast Wisconsin.

“Crop insurance is almost a necessity for any producer in today’s marketplace,” said Brandon Walters, GreenStone’s crop insurance sales product manager. “The different products offered to producers today allow for a variety of coverage to fit any budget and protection need.”

Though the products may be the same, choosing GreenStone as your crop insurance agent has several advantages compared to other providers. GreenStone is one of the largest and most experienced crop insurance agents in Michigan and northeast Wisconsin, insuring, on average, 1.5 million acres per year. Add that to a lineup of 34 full-time team members dedicated to crop insurance with more than 100 years of combined experience. Most importantly, because the team is distributed between each of GreenStone’s branch offices, they are close by when farmers are in need!

“Because crop insurance is a program subsidized by the federal government, the cost of the products remains the same from provider to provider,” said Walters. “When you choose GreenStone as your agent, you get much more than what other agents can offer. Our team’s knowledge and industry experience is second to none, and provides producers with peace of mind.”

With the spring sales close date of March 15 just around the corner for corn, soybeans, sugar beets, potatoes, oats, dry beans, processing beans, and forage seeding, now is a great time to contact your local GreenStone branch at 800-444-FARM to schedule an appointment with our experienced crop insurance specialist.